Renewal of NIDDK Education Program Grants

May 2023 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Tracy Rankin; David Saslowsky; Arthur Castle

Executive Summary

A core principle of the NIDDK's vision is to promote the next generation of research investigators by fostering exceptional training and mentoring opportunities. The NIDDK promotes training programs across the career stages of a developing scientific investigator. Understanding that early recruitment into scientific investigation can often lead to long-term retention in research, we recognize the need to provide opportunities for undergraduates to engage in research experiences relevant to the mission of the NIDDK. These early experiences raise awareness of diseases within our portfolio among emerging investigators and can motivate young students to pursue further training in these areas. We also recognize the need to promote opportunities for continuing education in novel technologies and emerging scientific opportunities in NIDDK-relevant mission areas for individuals at all stages of their career through the support of courses to enhance skills development to enhance competitiveness of the NIDDK's research workforce.